Exports to Russia from China plummet, study shows

A new study suggests that sanctions have hurt Russia's international trade, even with countries not directly affected by them. But Russia's economy still seems to be functioning.

400,000 solar-powered umbrellas sold at Costco recalled over fire risk

SunVilla says the recall applies to its 10-foot Solar LED Market Umbrellas sold from December 2020 to May 2022.
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Fed interest rate hikes just made national debt a lot more expensive

By my calculation, the Fed’s higher rates will increase the federal government’s interest costs by about $128 billion a year

Martin ‘Art’ Walsh, influential land-use lawyer, dies at 78

He was a force behind many of projects that transformed the Northern Virginia suburbs into a commercial hub.
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Chasm opens between states over abortion pills and out-of-state care

The court's overturning of Roe v. Wade is likely to lead to the greatest tensions between states with competing laws since the Civil War.

Court temporarily halts FDA ban on Juul e-cigarettes

Juul Labs can continue to sell e-cigarettes, for now, after a federal appeals court issued a temporary stay on an FDA ban.

Congress extends pandemic-era school meal program, with caveats

The extension was praised as ensuring a critical food source for low-income children who have come to depend on the program.

Disney says it will cover employee travel costs for abortions

Corporations are scrambling to adjust policies after the Supreme Court decision striking down Roe v. Wade.

Dow soars more than 800 points as Wall Street ends week on high note

The S&P 500 soared 3.1 percent to snap a three-week losing streak, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq surged 3.3 percent.

How women’s lives were different before Roe v. Wade

It’s been 49 years since the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Roe v. Wade allowed the right to an abortion. Since then, women have transformed their lives.

Crypto hackers steal $100 million from blockchain bridge

Harmony, which developed the blockchain bridge, said it is working with the FBI to retrieve the funds.
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This tax season, IRS answered just 10 percent of taxpayer calls

It is taking over a year for some people to get their refunds amid a shaky economy.

What is a recession? Your economy questions, answered.

For nearly two years, the U.S. economy has notched blockbuster gains, with millions of new jobs and wage hikes adding to the streak of good news. But now economists are bracing for a cool-down.

House panel approves expanding anti-money laundering reporting requirements

The legislation would impose know-your-client rules that now apply to bankers on other service providers in an effort to prevent the movement of ill-gotten wealth into the U.S. financial system.
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Allstate, Progressive drop company over racist Juneteenth sign

“Juneteenth, it’s whatever ... we’re closed,” read the sign outside of the Harry E. Reed Insurance Agency in Millinocket, Maine. “Enjoy your fried chicken and collard greens.”
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